Schoolhouse Lighting

Before & After | Vintage-Inspired Lights Help Transform Victorian Home

Posted by on Dec 14, 2018 | 0 comments

Before & After | Vintage-Inspired Lights Help Transform Victorian Home
Over the past three years, we have enjoyed the renovation journey shared by our friend Christina on her blog Christina’s Adventures. She and her husband have lovingly transformed their 1902 Victorian near Philadelphia into a warm, bright, and welcoming home that they share with their three young children. Today, we’re taking a look back at some impressive before-and-after photos of three of their rooms. When you see these pictures side by side, you can appreciate not only the vision that Christina had for each space, but the countless hours of work devoted to this labor of love. ... Read More

All You Need to Know | Lighting for Modern Kitchens

Posted by on Nov 30, 2018 | 0 comments

All You Need to Know | Lighting for Modern Kitchens
Elements of a modern kitchen appeal to many. Stark white tile, frameless cabinets, sleek hardware, and industrial touches all help create an open and clean space. Many homeowners combine these elements with other pieces to create unique styles such as mountain-modern, rustic-modern, even vintage-modern which marries both old and new. Today, we’re looking at some of our favorite modern kitchens and the different styles of lighting chosen by customers to create the perfect look in one of the most-used rooms of the home. ... Read More

All You Need to Know | Chandelier Lighting

Posted by on Nov 16, 2018 | 0 comments

All You Need to Know | Chandelier Lighting
Every space should have a focal point — something that draws the eye in and captures attention. Whether an accent wall, a dramatic piece of art, or, dare we say, a stunning light fixture, the focal point of a room plays an integral role in anchoring the space and setting the mood. Chandeliers can serve two vital roles by not only illuminating larger areas but acting as the essential centerpiece of a space. Once considered appropriate only for elegant or formal rooms, chandeliers are now available in a wide range of styles and sizes to complement a variety of decors. ... Read More

Pro's Corner | Barn Lighting Featured in Texas Hill Country Home

Posted by on Oct 3, 2018 | 0 comments

Pro's Corner | Barn Lighting Featured in Texas Hill Country Home
Characterized as the border between the American Southwest and Southeast, the Texas Hill Country boasts a majestic landscape of hills, rivers, and colorful explosions of native wildflowers such as bluebonnets and Indian paintbrush. When Jennifer Harbison, of Cobalt Living, was tapped to design a new home nestled in the Hill Country, she wanted to embrace the rustic feel of the surrounding countryside. ... Read More

Chain-Hung Pendant Lighting Offers Style, Flexibility

Posted by on Sep 14, 2018 | 0 comments

Chain-Hung Pendant Lighting Offers Style, Flexibility
When considering pendant lighting, most people opt for cord hung pendants or the more formal look of a stem-mounted pendant. But a chain-hung mounting not only offers the industrial look that’s so trendy these days, but it also provides more flexibility in installation. For example, Amanda struggled with an off-centered electrical box in her dining room. She needed a light that could swag, but many of the pendants and chandeliers she considered couldn’t accommodate a swag. Amanda loves designs that are timeless and vintage, yet trendy, and she found that seemingly impossible mix in our Schoolhouse Chain Hung Pendant. ... Read More

Featured Customer | Vintage-Inspired Lighting Adds Color, Retro Feel to Historic Building

Posted by on Aug 31, 2018 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Vintage-Inspired Lighting Adds Color, Retro Feel to Historic Building
If you’ve never tried the seemingly unusual pairing of chicken and waffles, then add King Daddy’s to your bucket list. Located in Asheville, North Carolina, King Daddy’s delights locals and tourists alike with fluffy waffles topped with tasty chicken. Julie Stehling and her husband John opened the restaurant four years ago in the historic Mardis Building in west Asheville. “Our entire building was remodeled as part of a historic redevelopment,” Julie says. “It was originally built in 1925, and, over the years, our space housed a cafe, a furniture store, and an appliance store.” As the couple worked on the renovation, they... Read More